Saturday, September 15, 2012

City Slams Brakes On NYC Bus Driver, Wife Accused Of Clipping Government Out Of $94K In Housing Subsidies, Other Public Assistance

In Staten Island, New York, the New York Post reports:

  • Authorities have charged a Staten Island bus driver and his wife with cheating the government out of $94,000 in housing subsidies and other benefits. City Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gil Hearn announced the arrests of David Vale and Maria Almanzar yesterday.

    A criminal complaint accuses the couple of collecting $60,000 in housing subsidies by falsely claiming she was living alone in a home they shared on Staten Island. It says Vale was making about $104,000 a year as a bus driver at the time.

    Authorities also charged Almanzar with fraudulently obtaining another $34,000 in food stamp and Medicaid benefits. The husband and wife each face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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